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Travel & Tourism awards grants

ECCO won grant to help teach kids about the aquarian. ECCO won grant to help teach kids about the aquarian.

The Henderson County Travel & Tourism board has awarded $30,000 worth of grants to organizations and events that bring tourists to Hendersonville. Organizations submitted requests totaling $60,904.

The grants ranged from $5,000 for an apple orchard directory to $400 for the annual Harambee Festival. Here are the organizations, date of event, amount request, amount awarded and reason for the grant (if only one amount is listed T&T awarded the full request):

 

• Apple Country Engine and Tractor, Oct. 25-27, $1,000, Antique Engine and Tractor Show

• Arts Council of Henderson County, Oct. 6-7, $2,000, Art on Main

• Blue Ridge Community College, May 17-18, $5,000, $1,500, Blue Ridge Bookfest

• Blue Ridge Farm Direct Market Assoc. July 1-Dec. 31, $5,000, apple orchard directory

• Carl Sandburg Home, July 2012-March 2013, $1,250, rack cards and events

• Carolina Mtn. Land Conservancy, May 5, 2013, $5,000, $1,000, Bearwallow Beast 5K Trail Run and Festival

• Do Tell Storyfest, Spring 2013, $750, $500, Storytelling Festival

• Flat Rock Playhouse, July 1-Dec. 22, $5,000, 2012 Playhouse season

• Flat Rock Merchants Assoc., July 1-June 30, 2013, $1,000, $550, rack cards

  Fletcher Parks and Recreation, $500.

• Henderson Co. Education Foundation, Spring 2013, $2,300, $1,200, BBQ Expo

• Henderson Co. Young Leaders Program, Oct. 3, $2,000, $0, Future Legends of BBQ Competition

• Hendersonville Antique Car Club, Oct. 13-14, $4,000, $1,000, Mtn. Harvest Cruise and Car Show

• Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013, $5,000, $400, 2012-13 Orchestra season

Historic Flat Rock Inc., $1,500, Designer Show Case, July 21-Aug. 5.

• Historic Seventh Avenue District, Oct. 13, $1,000, $950, local farmer's market

• Historic Seventh Avenue District, July 1 and Sept. 2, $1,000, $950, bazaar

• NCDA & CS, NCFS, ongoing, $3,000, DuPont State Forest (printing brochure)

• Team ECCO, Oct. 6, $1,604, $800, The Beach is in Reach! Sand Castle Competition

• The Center for Craft Creativity and Design, July 2012-June 2013, $5,000, $0, WNCW underwriting agreement

• WNC Air Museum, July 1-2, 2013, $1,500, Air Fair

• Yahyah Rasheedi, Inc., July 20-22, $5,000, $400, Harambee Festival.